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By Richard Hepworth, Managing Director, Trelleborg Marine Systems

Despite our history in rubber technology, we’re keen to raise awareness in the market of the viable alternative that foam can offer when specifying fender systems, as it’s essential that decision makers are aware of the options available to them, and find the right solutions for specific projects, on a case by case basis.

Although rubber fenders remain the go-to solution for many, who may be keen to stick with the status quo or specify rubber out of habit, decision makers need to know there is a choice to make, and that rubber might not be the right option for certain projects.

Of course, rubber fenders do remain the preferred solution for a number of applications, but the durability and versatility of lightweight foam fenders, as well as potential cost savings, lower maintenance requirements and simpler installation, make them a real contender in many project specifications where they might be overlooked.

Our new ‘Mini Guide to Foam Fenders’ features a new ‘Fender Selector’ tool, which aims to guide decision makers towards the right solution for their project.

To download Trelleborg’s new Foam Fenders Mini Guide, click here.